Volkswagen

Volkswagen Golf

Price $22,500 – $43,895
Fuel consumption < 11.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 83%(view ratings)
Did you say versatile? The Golf sure is. The base trim, available in three- and five-door variants, gets a 147-horsepower engine. If you want more performance, there's always the Golf GTI and R, which deliver 220 and 292 horsepower, respectively. A Golf SportWagen or Alltrack is ideal for active families, the latter blessed with AWD. And until Volkswagen hits the market with electrified cars under its new I.D. badge, the e-Golf makes city dwellers happy with a range of 201 kilometres.

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Classic CarsMeet the Biagini Passo, a Unique, AWD-equipped Golf Cabriolet
We’ve seen a number of Volkswagen Golf models and variants since the car’s original debut in 1974. Unfortunately, many of them never made it to our shores. That’s the case of the Golf Country, based on the second-generation Golf and built in Austria by Steyr-Puch in the early 1990s. It …
First Drives2022 Volkswagen Golf: Our Exclusive First-Drive Review
Porto, Portugal— The eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf is currently hitting the European market. Alas, Canadian customers will have to wait until 2021 to buy one. The Car Guide recently flew to Portugal for an exclusive, way-early first look at this brand new Golf. Previous generations took a sweet time to …
Spotlight onWe’re Driving the All-new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf This Week
The Car Guide is off to Portugal for an exclusive opportunity to drive the all-new, eighth-generation (Mk8) Volkswagen Golf . Obviously, this is a critical product for the Wolfsburg-based automaker. Do we need to remind you that over 35 million Golfs have been sold over the past 45 years? The …

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News2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI: More Details Surface
As you know, the all-new Volkswagen Golf GTI was unveiled virtually in late winter. It’s the eighth generation of the sporty Golf variant that started in 1976. This week, the automaker hosted a roundtable to provide more details about the car. Here’s what we learned… Some Numbers First With 2.3 …
GenevaNext-gen Volkswagen Golf GTI to be Unveiled in Geneva
Volkswagen and hot-hatch enthusiasts have reason to be excited about the 2020 Geneva Auto Show, because that’s where the eighth-generation Golf GTI will make its first public appearance according to multiple reports. Will it be during Media Day on March 3 or at a special event the night before? We …
BuzzThis is What the Next Volkswagen Golf GTI Should Look Like
Just days after the world premiere of the all-new Volkswagen Golf , renderings of the Golf GTI have started to pop up on the web. X-Tomi Design ’s take on the sporty Golf variant is quite realistic. And we like it a lot. In typical fashion, the car features a …
New ModelsAll-new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf is Officially Revealed
This is it: the redesigned, eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf made its global debut today during a special event in Wolfsburg, Germany. As we saw on the pictures that started to hit the web in recent weeks, the exterior design is a subtle evolution from the previous Golf. However, some of the …
NewsEight-gen Volkswagen Golf Accidentally Revealed Before its Debut
Pictures of what appears to be the eighth-generation Volkswagen Golf have just been posted on the Facebook page of VW fans in Czech Republic, one week before its official debut. From the looks of it, the shots were taken at the German automaker’s plant that manufactures the Golf. We’ve seen …
NewsNew Volkswagen Golf World Premiere Date is Announced
While the fully electric Volkswagen ID.3 unveiled in Frankfurt marks the debut of a new era at the German automaker, the iconic Golf remains a critically important product. Even in North America, where SUVs have become the undisputed market leaders, this compact hatchback is still popular, especially in Canada. Yes, …

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Episodes
Motoring TV 2003 Episode 25
Cameron Hood and 1987 Volvo 2003 Volkswagen Golf GTI VR6 parking on steep incline Doggie K9 do's and don'ts of washing your engine SLP joins Ford Jim Kenzie on the popularity of drive thrus.
Motoring TV
Throwback Thursday: 2013 Golf GTI Love- In
Since 1981 the small village of Worthersee Austria has played host to close to 200,000 from around the world who come here to pay homage to the Volkswagen Golf GTI We had a chance to visit back in 2013. (The segment originally aired on Motoring TV 2013 episode #1) ***Watch …
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Motoring TV: Wagon of the Year for 2017
Motoring TV recently held it's 1 hour Car of the Year Special on the TSN network where we picked the best in class for 2017. Here are the nominees and winner in the Wagon category. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 episode #6) …
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Review: 2017 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack
"The most eagerly anticipated car we've had in our line-up in probably 10 years" Wow! Let's go to the video to find out why. (This segment originally appeared on Motoring TV 2017 Episode #4) …
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Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
"The Volkswagen Golf is a good car in its own right," says Motoring TV&#39;s Graeme Fletcher. "However, even it has to take a back seat to its evil twin." And that evil twin would be the 2016 Golf R , a 292-horsepower, all-wheel drive hot hatch that is about the …
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Watch the VW GTI Clubsport S fly around the Nürburgring
Volkswagen says the GTI Clubsport S set a new front-wheel drive production car lap record on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The 305-horsepower Clubsport S circled the 20.8-kilometre track in 7:49:21 seconds, according to VW, besting the Honda Civic Type R by 1.42 seconds. That time puts the hot hatch in impressive …
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Two-Minute Test Drive: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Ever-popular with auto enthusiasts, the hot hatch segment is set to blow up with the introduction of a few new models. One of those is the 2016 Volkswagen Golf R , a car that puts nearly 300 horsepower down through all four wheels. And luckily for you, Volkswagen decided to …
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Review: 2016 Volkswagen Golf R
Aside from the Volkswagen GTI , which arguably created the hot hatch segment some 30 years ago, the Volkswagen Golf isn&#39;t exactly know for its performance prowess. The Volkswagen Golf R , then, is almost the anti-Golf, with its 292 horsepower and all-wheel drive system making it a true performer …